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Nov 27, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Funding available from Metrolinx for community projects

Parkdale Villager

Metrolinx is offering up funding of up to $1,000 for local projects related to transit and transportation.

The Community Partnerships Program is designed to support local community-based initiatives across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) in areas where transportation improvement projects funded by Metrolinx are underway.

Each year the Community Partnerships Program focuses on a different geographic area. In this round of the Community Partnerships Program, Metrolinx is inviting applications for projects located along GO Transit’s Union Station and Lakeshore West rail corridors in Toronto and south Mississauga, from Cherry Street in Toronto in the east to the Peel/Halton border in the west.

This program was run for the first time last year, and focused on the Georgetown South Corridor. In addition to supporting the Wabash Building Society’s bicycle rings at Sorauran Park, Metrolinx supported a ‘newcomers on the move’ program at CultureLink, a new sign as part of a beautification initiative at Frontlines near the Weston GO station, and an historical plaque by the Weston Historical Society marking an aboriginal trail which has been mounted in Little Park, in Weston.

For more information about what types of projects and applicants are eligible for support, visit: http://www.metrolinx.com/partnerships and choose Community Partnerships. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2012.

– ERIN HATFIELD

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